Story: Knowledge-based industries

Johnny Kapahala

Johnny Kapahala

‘Lights, camera, deception!’ The big-budget Disney film Johnny Kapahala in production in West Auckland in 2007. The movie, about a US snowboarding champ who returns to his home in Hawaii, was shot in Auckland instead of Hawaii to save costs. Overseas films made in New Zealand are known as ‘runaways’.

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Mark Derby, 'Knowledge-based industries - Creative industries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2022)

Story by Mark Derby, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 5 Dec 2017